Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Addressing the American Geophysical Union, James Hansen urges fellow scientists to study, share facts on nuclear energy
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Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
Forget lab coats and beakers: in this gallery of breathtaking images, we celebrate the visually pleasing side of scientific enquiry
As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
Ten amazing projects built by teens.
While their peers worry about zits, these rising young stars are designing lunar bioreactors and new cancer drugs. What did you accomplish before turning 18? Meet our eight future Edisons here
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
A muscle-numbing magic wand protects cops and citizens, Jedi-style
Sure the candidates said the right things, but do their records match their rhetoric? As part of a two-week investigative series, Popular Science looks into the voting record of Senators McCain and Obama
Chemical gardens show how life may have gotten its first spark
Can concentrated PV plants beat solar thermal technology?
It may make more sense to take shorter showers than to switch to florescent bulbs
For some, the eclipse looked a lot like Pac-Man
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Recent tremors in California have brought up some common misconceptions.
Scientists weigh in on the President-elect's picks and what people should expect from the dream green team